Psychology and Health Issues Program Review
University of Phoenix
Tinia C Allen
For my final project I have chosen diabetes. It’s the disease that I feel I know the most about. Most of my family members suffer from the disease and some of them have died from it. I also had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my daughter. I have read several books on the subject and have learned a lot from my mother who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 5 years ago. Since my mother was diagnosed I have started to change my diet and exercise a lot more than I use to. There were several things I learned during this project that I wasn’t aware of and I would like to share those with you.
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(Diabetes.co.uk, 2012) In this state of disillusion, most diabetics submit to their condition convinced that all hope is lost; hence the physical relationship between diabetes as it is psychologically display through depression, anger, fear, and anxiety. The first step to gaining control is by seeking education about the risk factors associated with diabetes. Despite the fact that some risk factors associated with this disorder goes beyond our control, there remains a few things that we can incorporate into our daily practice that help to minimize complications. Refraining from a sedentary lifestyle is prudent. Researchers have discovered that maintaining and inactive lifestyle contributes to the decline of our health and eventually leads to fatality. In today’s society many have moved away from physical work to seek employment that requires more intellect. The introduction of technology has minimized the amount of time and manpower required to physically complete tasks. It is essential that we incorporate simple practices like parking a block away from our destination or taking the stairs instead of the elevator to keep active. Maintaining a good exercise regimen is applaudable. Watching what we eat is another factor within our control. Healthy dieting that is moderate in calories, low in fat, and high in nutrition helps us to both lose weight and decrease the glucose level in the blood. You must be smart about the carbs you eat. Not all carbohydrates are